Underground explosion in Gold Coast caused by transformer, no injuries reported

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CHICAGO — New Year’s revelers walking the streets in the Gold Coast Saturday afternoon were startled by an underground electrical explosion Saturday evening.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, a transformer blew near 55 E. Oak St. in the Gold Coast, and they did not have to put out any fires. CFD said no injuries were reported but they are waiting for ComEd to check on the damage. It’s unclear if power was affected at this time, although CFD said

While many people in the area took to social media to ask about the loud noise, but luckily no one appears to have been hurt.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.


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